The three member associations of Sandicor MLS have agreed to a final settlement of all lawsuits resulting in a resolution to realign their multiple listing service memberships to best serve the interests of their association members, it was announced Monday.
“Reaching a settlement that is beneficial to all San Diego County realtors is a victory,” said Carol Farrar, president of NSDCAR.
With the settlement, NSDCAR and PSAR will join California Regional MLS (CRMLS), and GSDAR will obtain its MLS through an entity separate but owned by GSDAR, named San Diego Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SDMLS). The name Sandicor as a distinct brand in the San Diego marketplace will cease to exist.
To ensure all members receive open access to as much information as possible, all three associations have agreed to share data across both listing services, maintaining the same countywide coverage there is currently.
MLS subscribers will continue accessing MLS data and have the same level of access and user experience through Paragon, the software platform San Diego-area MLS users have been using for more than three years.
All members will continue to have the same look and feel that Sandicor members have grown accustomed to, with no disruption of service.
In addition to keeping the Paragon system in place for all agents in San Diego County, users will have access to all listings and sold data for the entire county as well, officials said.
It is anticipated to take at least six months for the new shared Paragon system to be built.
–City News Service
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